Dr. Desmond McCarthy

Professor and Department Chair

Office: May Hall 204
Phone Number: 508-626-4813
Email: dmccarthy@framingham.edu

B.A., Framingham State College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

Teaching and Research Interests: American Literature, Modernism, Ethnic Literature, Contemporary Novel, Journalism

Kristen Abbott Bennett
Dr. Kristen Abbott Bennett

Assistant Professor

Office: May 115
Phone Number: 508-626-4047
Email: kbennett5@framingham.edu

B.A., Syracuse University; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ph.D. Tufts University

Teaching and Research Interests: Early Modern English Literature and Drama, “Englishing” Protest Literature (Chaucer through Shakespeare), Critical Digital Literacy Pedagogy, Public Digital Humanities, Medieval Literature, Classical Literature, Rhetorical Theory (Classical, Medieval, Early Modern)

Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks


Office: May Hall 206
Phone Number: 508-626-4803
Email: ebanks@framingham.edu

B.S., Adelphi University; M.A., Northeastern University

Teaching and Research Interests: First-year writing, journalism, feature writing

Bart Brinkman
Dr. Bartholomew Brinkman

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 208
Phone Number: 508-626-4812
Email: bbrinkman@framingham.edu

B.A. University of Utah; M.A. The Johns Hopkins University (The Writing Seminars); M.A., Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching and Research Interests: Modern Poetry, Modernism, Print Culture, Digital Humanities, Critical Theory, Creative Writing (poetry)



Dr. Patricia Chu


Office: May Hall 222
Phone Number: 508-626-4807
Email: pchu@framingham.edu

B.A. University of Pennsylvania; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago

Teaching and Research Interests: British and American modernism, Asian American literature, African American literature, American literature 1865-present, Race and Gender Theory, Feminist Theory

Colleen Coyne
Colleen Coyne

Assistant Professor

Office: Crocker Hall 316
Phone Number: contact by email
Email: ccoyne1@framingham.edu

B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of Chicago; M.F.A., University of Minnesota

Teaching and Research Interests: First-Year Writing, Professional Writing, Business Writing; Modern and Contemporary American Literature; Creative Writing (Poetry and Prose)

Jen DeLeon
Jennifer De Leon

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: May Hall 222
Phone Number: 508-626-5008
Email: jdeleon@framingham.edu

B.A., Connecticut College; M.A.T., University of San Francisco; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Boston

Teaching and Research Interests: Creative Writing (fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry), Latino/a Literature, Contemporary American Literature, First Year Writing, Poverty, Literature and The American Dream


Dr. Lorianne DiSabato

Assistant Professor

Office: May Hall 206
Phone Number: 508-626-4803
Email: ldisabato@framingham.edu

B.A., University of Toledo; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Northeastern University

Teaching and Research Interests: American Literature, Nature Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Rhetoric and Composition


Dr. Lisa Eck


Office: May Hall 209
Phone Number: 508-626-4848
Email: leck@framingham.edu

B.A.., Augustana College; M.A., Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis

Teaching and Research Interests: World Literature and Anglophone Traditions, Postcolonial Criticism, Human Rights Pedagogy, Modern Literature, Gender Studies, Performance Theory, Rhetoric and Composition

Thomas Grove
Dr. Thomas Grove

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 327
Phone Number: 508-626-4828
Email: tgrove@framingham.edu

B.A., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Teaching and Research Interests: Mythology, Folklore, and Linguistics

Alexander Hartwiger
Dr. Alexander Hartwiger

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 221
Phone Number: 508-626-4806
Email: ahartwiger@framingham.edu

B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Teaching and Research Interests: Contemporary World Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Literature and Human Rights, Cosmopolitan Pedagogy

Patricia Horvath
Patricia Horvath

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 104
Phone Number: 508-626-4849
Email: phorvath@framingham.edu

B.A., Emerson College; M.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Teaching and Research interests: Creative Writing, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction; Contemporary American Literature; Disability Studies; Women's Studies


Patricia Lynne
Dr. Patricia Lynne


Office: May Hall 225
Phone Number: 508-626-4809
Email: plynne@framingham.edu

B.A.., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.A., George Mason University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Teaching and Research Interests: Composition, Rhetoric, Technical and Professional Writing, Writing Pedagogy, Writing Assessment, Computers and Composition, Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines

Dr. Carolyn Maibor


Office: May Hall 207
Phone Number: 508-626-4808
Email: cmaibor@framingham.edu

B.A., Simmons College; M.A., University of Montreal; Ph.D., Brandeis University

Teaching and Research Interests: Early through 19th-century American Literature & Philosophy, Literary Theory & Gender Studies, Rhetoric & Composition

Kelly Matthews
Dr. Kelly Matthews

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 115A
Phone Number: 508-626-4815
Email: kmatthews@framingham.edu

B.A.., Harvard University; M.Phil., Trinity College Dublin; M.A.T., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Ulster

Teaching and Research Interests: Secondary English Education, 20th-century Irish Literature

Lynn Parker
Dr. Lynn Parker


Office: May Hall 223
Phone Number: (508) 626-4814
Email: lparker@framingham.edu

B.A., Providence College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University

Teaching and Research Interests: 19th-century British novel, Narrative, 18th and 19th-century British literature, Short Story, Gender Studies, Expository Writing

Evelyn Perry
Dr. Evelyn Perry


Office: May Hall 205
Phone Number: 508-626-4838
Email: eperry@framingham.edu

B.A., M.A., Simmons College; Ph.D., University of Rhode Island

Teaching and Research Interests: Children's and Young Adult Literature, Folk and Fairy Tale Retellings & Legend, Creative Writing

Claudia Springer
Dr. Claudia Springer

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 224
Phone Number: 508-626-4805
Email: cspringer@framingham.edu

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Teaching and Research Interests: Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Contemporary World Literature

Rachel Trousdale
Dr. Rachel Trousdale

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 326
Phone Number: 508-626-4661
Email: rachelvtrousdale@gmail.com

B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Yale University

Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth-Century Literature, British Literature Since 1945, Transnational Fiction, Modern Poetry, Creative Writing (Poetry)


Sam Witt
Sam Witt

Associate Professor

Office: May Hall 220
Phone Number: 508-626-4837
Email: switt1@framingham.edu

B. A., University of Virginia; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers Workshop

Teaching and Research interests: Creative Writing, Poetry and Fiction; Creative Non-Fiction; Prose Writing, First Year Writing, American Poetry, Southern Literature, and Russian Literature

Helen Carmichael

Administrative Assistant to the English Department

Office: May Hall 108
Phone Number: 508-626-4800
Email: hcarmichael@framingham.edu